Imagine Alex and the jeopardy music piping in the background. What was the question? The clue is what culturally diverse community right outside of Atlanta, GA has food you should NOT live without?
That would be DeKalb County Georgia it features Buford highway and that stretch of highway hosts cuisine from all cultures. I can’t say I ate them all. I can say everywhere I ate that I would take my family back for more. The prices were reasonable. The portions were plentiful and the taste was blissful.
Restaurants in DeKalb County GA that You Should Eat At
Wowza! What don’t they cook here from homemade noodles to tofu? When I say everything. I may be close to correct.
The Owner Amy at the age of 15 sold noodles from a kiosk in Malaysia. She has come a long way with her partner Howie. They own the bakery we also went to. I loved the decor and the menus were incredible. When you go to a restaurant and you aren’t sure what to eat it is off-putting. You will not experience that at the Food Terminal their menus have several gorgeous photos that are labeled. That way you can make the right selection. I will say no matter what you select you will be pleased. The Food Terminal serves a smile on a plate. I left full, happy, and ready to tell everyone I knew they should get a table.
How would you rate two brothers from Texas who go into business making BBQ with zero experience? I would consider driving back to Georgia to get another plate.
Their BBQ was one of the best I have ever had which is amazing considering I had it at an event. I can only imagine the flavors if I ate it at one of their restaurants. Grab the white BBQ sauce you won’t be sorry and some napkins. Do not forget to order the banana pudding!
The next place we made a stop at was Matthew’s Cafeteria located in Tucker, GA has been on TV several times and I understand why.
You can watch the food network show below!
They have been serving food since 1955 and it is a family-owned business whose chicken makes you feel like you are part of the family. The crisp skin is lightly breaded with subtle seasoning. The greens and mash potatoes were the perfect compliments to the chicken. The cafeteria food acquisition lets the customer take as much or as little as they want. Who am I kidding no one would just take a little of this chicken.
If you are just thirsty then the place to get Drinks is:
Trader Vics offers international cuisine, tropical cocktails and an unforgettable ambiance featuring hand-carved tikis and palm-thatched ceilings.
I can’t live without Dessert and why should I? If you are like me I have to suggest the places we went to get our “sweet” on.
The Sweet Hut is your place if you like sweet rolls, savory treats and more. This is your one-stop-shop for everything sweet! I was particularly impressed with the strawberry roll bursting with whipped cream.
We love them so much we got a to-go container and we went to town!
The next place we went to was to try Roll It Up Ice Cream.
I know some people like traditional ice cream. That is only because you haven’t had ice cream made with nitrogen.
Trust us we couldn’t get enough of our salted caramel treat.
The flavors were woven into the milk. It was a creamy delight that required you to bring your spoon and taste anyone treat that allowed you to taste. Do not worry most of us were food writers so we are used to people tasting one another’s food.
In between your meals you should visit:
Stone Mountain Park– This is the place that you can explore nature. You will build up an appetite by boating, running, or exploring on it on bikes.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History– Why not explore the creatures that lived before us? You can not only learn prehistoric history but our place in the world.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is the former home of the founders of the Coca Cola empire. This location can be rented for events. It is steeped in beauty and history.
If you are visiting from out of town consider staying at the Atlanta Marriot Northeast located at 2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. The Marriot was close to shopping, food, and the Atlanta Airport. The breakfast that was furnished by the conference was plentiful and good. I enjoyed staying at the Marriot. The staff was helpful and the rooms were spacious and clean.
Also, check out my trip to World Of Coca Cola Factory Tour in Atlanta, Georgia